3208 S. Carolyn Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-0727
Phone: (605) 362-9711
Fax: (605) 362-6696
Arts & Museums
Discover an amazing variety of animals and birds at this fantastic facility established in 1963. The sprawling Great Plains Zoo spans 45 acres (18.21 hectares) and boasts of an extensive collection, including a host of exotic as well as endangered species. The beautifully laid-out park features lush enclosures and expansive areas for a pleasant experience to both, the animals as well as visitors. Kids can have a whale of a time with the camel rides, the train ride through the park, the carousel and much more. Besides this, the park also hosts the Delbridge Museum of Natural History with exciting mounted displays of animals. Check website for more.
Pettigrew Home & Museum is a Queen Anne structure which also served as the state's first senator's home. The museum displays historical objects, Native American outfits and armor associated with Sioux Falls.
Old Courthouse Museum lets you discover the region's rich history through some amazing exhibits. The museum occupies a 19th-century building which has been restored wonderfully.
Driving down the Interstate 90 near Montrose, it's hard to miss the giant bull head peeking from the ground. It's intriguing enough to cause a detour, and you'll be rewarded with many more such installations which comprise the Porter Sculpture Park. The work is a brainchild of metal sculptor Wayne Porter, and contains fantastical installations created mostly from scrap metal. Depicting insects, reptiles and other-worldly creatures, the artist's works have a spooky touch that's bound to stay with you for some time after you've left.